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Wake on lan question

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Good morning,

I have a problem I thought I'd share and see if anyone have any suggestions. I am trying to get some basic functions working through my cellphone, like turning on and turning off my computer. I have checked out some apps doing just this but they usually contain a lot of other things I do not want and a third party application you need to install on your computer or they require you to remotely connect to your computer and control it to turn it off manually.

What I want to do is the easy way I guess. I made an easy script that check the status of a program that monitors for wake-on-lan packages on a port that isnt used for wake-on-lan packages and if it see a package it will turn the computer off. The problem with that is that I cant run my script as a service, because unless I log in the program that monitors Wake-on-lan activity wont run.

So I was wondering, is it possible to have an autoitscript monitor for WOL packages?

Regards,

Rorax

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

think that could be done in teori, but "wake on lan" dosent do router jumps without "IP Helper" on the routers.

if u have another machine on the sam subnet on, he can issue the WOL broadcast

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

Edited by lgvlgv

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think that could be done in teori, but "wake on lan" dosent do router jumps without "IP Helper" on the routers.

if u have another machine on the sam subnet on, he can issue the WOL broadcast

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

I got the setup working so I can send the package from the phone, but to detect the package on my computer while its running I rely on a program to do. Basically this is how its set up

1. I send a wake on lan package from my cellphone (from the 3G net, not from my wireless)

2. Computer wakes up

3. A program that montiors for Wake on lan packages starts (if I login to the computer)

4. I send another wake on lan package from my cellphone (on a different port)

5. An autoit script checks the state of the program, and when it recieves a wake on lan package it turns the computer off

What I wish I could do is put the function of the program part into the script so I can run it as a service instead. That way I am not forced to log into the computer or have an autologin for this to work..but I dont even know where to start.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

First!!!

Im not a programmer but here is what i did to make a service that starts automatic, i know the syntax in the create servie must be wrong but it works :D

here is what i did to create a service that starts automatic and wait on TCPIP to start.

se more about services

Func InstallService()
If Not (IsAdmin()) Then
  MsgBox(0, "ChargeDeamon", "Admin rights needed, will exit now")
  Exit
EndIf
_Service_Create($sServiceName, $sServiceName, BitOR($SERVICE_INTERACTIVE_PROCESS, $SERVICE_WIN32_OWN_PROCESS), $SERVICE_AUTO_START, $SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL, '"' & @WindowsDir & '\' & @ScriptName & '"',StringStripCR("Tcpip"),StringStripCR("Tcpip"),StringStripCR("Tcpip"))
If @error Then
  Return 0
Else

in the service i only have this running.

sleep(10000)
While $gServiceStateRunning
;  If ProcessExists("CH-Menu.exe") Then
;   Sleep(10)
;  Else
;   if FileExists(@WindowsDir & "\CH-Menu.exe") Then
;   ShellExecute(@WindowsDir & "\CH-Menu.exe"," /ErrorStdOut")
;   Endif
;  EndIf
  If ProcessExists("CH-Agent.exe") Then
   Sleep(10)
  Else
   if FileExists(@WindowsDir & "\CH-Agent.exe") Then
    ShellExecute(@WindowsDir & "\CH-Agent.exe"," /ErrorStdOut")
   EndIf
  EndIf
WEnd
Local $tempProc1 = ProcessExists("CH-Agent.exe")
If $tempProc1 Then
  ProcessClose($tempProc1)
EndIf
_Service_Cleanup()

then i had my main program in the "CH-Agent.exe"

if u use WOL dont forget to enable WOL in the BIOS of the computer u want to wake up.

Edited by lgvlgv

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First!!!

Im not a programmer but here is what i did to make a service that starts automatic, i know the syntax in the create servie must be wrong but it works :D

here is what i did to create a service that starts automatic and wait on TCPIP to start.

se more about services

Func InstallService()
If Not (IsAdmin()) Then
  MsgBox(0, "ChargeDeamon", "Admin rights needed, will exit now")
  Exit
EndIf
_Service_Create($sServiceName, $sServiceName, BitOR($SERVICE_INTERACTIVE_PROCESS, $SERVICE_WIN32_OWN_PROCESS), $SERVICE_AUTO_START, $SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL, '"' & @WindowsDir & '\' & @ScriptName & '"',StringStripCR("Tcpip"),StringStripCR("Tcpip"),StringStripCR("Tcpip"))
If @error Then
  Return 0
Else

in the service i only have this running.

sleep(10000)
While $gServiceStateRunning
;  If ProcessExists("CH-Menu.exe") Then
;   Sleep(10)
;  Else
;   if FileExists(@WindowsDir & "\CH-Menu.exe") Then
;   ShellExecute(@WindowsDir & "\CH-Menu.exe"," /ErrorStdOut")
;   Endif
;  EndIf
  If ProcessExists("CH-Agent.exe") Then
   Sleep(10)
  Else
   if FileExists(@WindowsDir & "\CH-Agent.exe") Then
    ShellExecute(@WindowsDir & "\CH-Agent.exe"," /ErrorStdOut")
   EndIf
  EndIf
WEnd
Local $tempProc1 = ProcessExists("CH-Agent.exe")
If $tempProc1 Then
  ProcessClose($tempProc1)
EndIf
_Service_Cleanup()

then i had my main program in the "CH-Agent.exe"

if u use WOL dont forget to enable WOL in the BIOS of the computer u want to wake up.

Thanks, I'll try that. I also think I got an idea on the whole WOL thing. And that is to use tcpdump and make it report it to a file. Then have the script scan the file for the package I'm after. Wont have time to try it for a while though. But in theory it should work.

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